The Lorax Earlier this year the team behind Despicable Me brought us this animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, a sort of environmental cautionary tale against the dangers of consumerism set to a catchy musical score. Danny DeVito voices the Lorax, a forest creature who once presided over an idyllic valley home to fluffy pinwheel trees and cute critters, before a businessman paved it over for a synthetic city. Years later, a boy goes searching for the one last tree, and learns about what happened to the forest in the process. Extras: 3 mini-movies, featurettes on adapting Dr. Seuss, deleted scene, interactive features: a sing-along, Dr. Seuss drawing tutorial and several games (DVD/BD); the BD adds another game, funny commercials and an exploration of the Lorax's valley.
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Marley You don't need to be a fan of the legendary reggae artist's music to enjoy this well-crafted, if a little exhaustive, documentary that features interviews with Bob Marley's friends, bandmates and family, who for the first time gave this film their support. Extras: Scenes with the Marley family, an extended scene with Bunny Wailer, photo gallery and audio commentary with Ziggy Marley (DVD/BD)
Bel Ami Robert Pattinson is a turn-of-the-century Paris playboy who, penniless, woos the ladies (Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas) to crawl up the social and financial ladder. Based on the 1885 Guy de Maupassant novel. Available on DVD only. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary is Stanley Kubrick's graphic, horrifying Vietnam meditation Full Metal Jacket, which gets the royal Blu treatment complete with the new-to-DVD documentary Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, the featurette "Between Good and Evil," theatrical trailer and star commentary. A 44-page hardcover booklet includes notes from star Matthew Modine as well as photos and more. It's a must-own for Kubrick fans and anyone with an appreciation of fine filmmaking.
Join Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, John Candy and Bill Pullman as Spaceballs blasts off with a 25th Anniversary edition that includes an all-new featurette, "Farce Yourself! Spaceballs and the Skroobing of Sci-Fi," in which Mel Brooks guides viewers on a complete tour of the production. You'll learn what inspired the film, its visual effects creation, the satire of films like Star Wars and Alien and more from the director's uniquely hilarious view. Other featurettes previously released include 'John Candy: Comic Spirit,' 'Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed,' 'Spaceballs: The Documentary' plus outtakes, still photos, trailers and storyboard comparison.